Analysis Of Frankenstein And H. P. Lovecraft's Frankenstein

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Monsters whether human or otherworldly parade through our nightmares and fears time after time. They appeal to our most primal fears. But what about these horrors and creeps truly makes them monsters? Exploring this question gives us insight into our fears and how terror plays with our emotions. Monsters are a common subject in both Mary Shelley 's Frankenstein and H. P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness. In Mary Shelley 's novel the man Frankenstein creates his own monster by turning back death itself. In the end, the creature ultimately brings upon Frankenstein’s doom. In At the Mountains of Madness, the monster is not created but rather found. As the two scientists, Dyer and Danforth, explore the unknown of the antarctic they find …show more content…
Others see him as a monster thus he begins to take the role. “I am malicious because I am miserable. Am I not shunned and hated by all mankind? You, my creator, would tear me to pieces, and triumph; remember that, and tell me why I should pity man more than he pities me?” (Shelley 144). All of humankind perceives Frankenstein’s creature as a monster. Because of evil is all anyone expects the creature turns down that path. But what about Frankenstein 's creature causes others to perceive him in this way? After Frankenstein creates the creature he says, “but now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart. Unable to endure the aspect of the being I had created, I rushed out of the room” (Shelley 55). Before he gives the creature life Frankenstein calls him beautiful and proportionate; Afterwards the creature disgusts and frightens him. The act of giving what was dead life creates the unnatural and inhuman qualities in the creature. Frankenstein can no longer look upon his creation with pride: Instead all he feels is disgust and fear. These same feelings are shared by all that behold the creature. The parallel between the unnatural and the monster is …show more content…
There is not a drop of the norman within them. This compeat unnaturalness terrifies both Dyer and Danforth. The Shoggoths are so far from anything the scientists know or previously believed in. When the two discover the carvings made by the Old Ones they see the forms of the Shoggoths.
Sculptured images of these shoggoths filled Danforth and me with horror and loathing. They were normally shapeless entities composed of a viscous jelly which looked like and agglutination of bubbles; and each averaged about fifteen feet in diameter when a sphere. They had, however, a constantly shifting shape and volume; throwing out temporary developments or forming apparent organs of sight, hearing and speech in imitation of their masters, either spontaneously or according to suggestion (Lovecraft

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